Change does begin with a story

Sharon Makunura
Posted March 20, 2019 from Zimbabwe

Change starts with a story.  Each woman has a story.  Her voice speaks, not only to others, but mostly to herself.  It tells of her past, her present and her future.  It drives, controls and defines her.  More than that, it inspires and challenges other women in the same circumstances.  It gives options and possibilities where none existed before.  Hope is born where none existed before.  Women become inspired to make that story their story.  When that happens, their lives are transformed and they are empowered.  Lives change, families alter, cultures evolve.  One woman’s story can alter a whole community, and eventually the world.  The more women’s stories are shared, the more women are changed.  The more women change, the more the world is transformed.  In order to effect change in the world, the story of each woman needs to be shared.  Not just the successes either.  Their fears, failures and generic feelings are as important as their triumphs and conquests.  No woman’s experience is insignificant, because their story can be the trigger for another woman’s world shifting change. 

So let’s share our stories.  Thank you World Pulse for making it possible.

 

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Maya Iwata
Mar 20
Mar 20

Thank you Sharon for sharing this story! I love how you talk about how change starts with a story and you speak to the power of connection through World Pulse when voice inspires individual women and collective voice. Thank you.

SIMON MUREU
Mar 21
Mar 21

ALSO change may start with an idea

jlanghus
Mar 21
Mar 21

Hi Sharon,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your encouraging, and very true post! Yes, we all can benefit from women telling all of their stories.

Hope you're having a great day!

Sharon Makunura
Mar 25
Mar 25

Having a great day on the platform thanks!

jlanghus
Mar 25
Mar 25

Awesome:-) Hope you have a great week!

Amonge
Mar 22
Mar 22

Dear Sharon,
Indeed strong women are made out of stories, some are stories that tried to brake us but failed thus left us with scars that symbolises our strengths. Some stories built us up they made us who we are, when I read your post it reminded me of many stories that made me who I am today, beautiful indeed

Sharon Makunura
Mar 25
Mar 25

Hi Brenda,
Almost everything we are today is inspired by another woman's story.

Hello, Sharon,

I agree. A woman who shares her story brings ripples of change to her family and community. World Pulse is an accessible platform for women to share their stories and in return inspire the rest of us who read.

Thank you for sharing!

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